Canadian folk singer and celebrity icon of the Woodstock generation, Joni Mitchell was placed in the intensive care unit in Los Angeles yesterday (Mar. 31) after she’d been found “unconscious in her home,” says the artist’s website.
Joni, who is 71 years old, regained consciousness on the way to the hospital in an ambulance, and is reportedly doing ok. “She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way,” says Joni’s Twitter account.
Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them.
— JoniMitchell.com (@JoniMitchellcom) April 1, 2015
After the internet learned about Joni’s condition, an outpouring of well-wishes and prayers were shared all over social media, from singers, writers, talk show hosts, and all sorts of people who feel that they’ve been touched by the prolific musician’s career.
We wish you a speedy recovery, Joni.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes Cibrian offered her well-wishes to the #songbird.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 1, 2015
Billy Idol remembers singing on one of Joni Mitchell’s tracks.
Sorry to hear todays news about Joni Mitchell. I sang on her 'Dancing Clown' single many moons ago, all the best 4 her recovery…
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) April 1, 2015
Actor Mark Deklin offered up some of Joni’s own lyrics to comfort her.
— Mark Deklin (@MarkDeklin) April 1, 2015
Make up artist Taylor Chang-Babaian shared a personal story about an experience she had with the singer/songwriter.
Joni Mitchell is reportedly in “good spirits” after being put in the intensive care unit. Please send her your thoughts and prayers…